YlnMn METAMODERN COLOR WITH FUNCTION AND EFFICIENCY
IT’S THE NEW BLUE! HEY PANTONE, Y’ALL HEAR!
There’s a new blue hue in town! And it’s name ISN’T cobalt, but it holds many similar properties, only it’s better than cobalt. Sorry cobalt, move over you’ve been upstaged!
The new blue, according to the press release from the discovering University, Oregon State University, states:
“OSU chemist Mas Subramanian and his team were experimenting with new materials that could be used in electronics applications and they mixed manganese oxide – which is black in color – with other chemicals and heated them in a furnace to nearly 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit. One of their samples turned out to be a vivid blue. Oregon State graduate student Andrew Smith initially made these samples to study their electrical properties.
“It was serendipity, actually; a happy, accidental discovery,” Subramanian said.”
This incredible color actually serves not only as a vibrant and beautiful color but it has staying power in heat, UV, meaning that it could actually be used to fend off heat absorption whilst making the world a more colorful place. this particular shade of blue boasts infrared reflectivity of about 40 percent, it could be used in roofing as well to keep buildings cool.
YInMn blue, the color’s new name, and named thusly because of its mix of manganese oxide with other chemicals cooked at temperatures of 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit. The color is so vibrant and the material so durable, that it can be used in roofing materials, on cars, it could even be the paint on your house. The color does not fade and has a reflection of 40%. Indeed a fortuitous side effect of that which was to be an electronic component material.
What a colorful and cooler world this could be with YlnMn dotting our landscape.